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Central narrow band of light broad cotton cloth, flanked on either side by broader band (attached by sewing) striped purple, red and yellow with highly conventionalized bird motif in center. Design formed by colored wool warps used in short floats; not reversible. Full warp length present, warp...

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Provenance

Collection Rafael Larco Herrera. Purchased by MFA from Dr. Constantino Malinovsky, 259 West Newton Street, Boston, Massachusetts, October 8, 1942.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Peruvian, Middle Horizon-Late Intermediate, A.D. 900–1200

Object Place

Central or South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

104.1 x 24.7 cm (41 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

42.440

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave; four-color complementary warp weave with outlining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles